Cost and Time Model of a Simulated Painting Facility for Tactical Vehicles

Report No. ARL-TR-4193
Authors: James A. Kidd, Jr.; Sandra K. Young
Date/Pages: August 2007; 30 pages
Abstract: This report provides a reference framework for economic and manufacturing process models. It illustrates the effect several input variables have on the cost of and time required for repainting two widely deployed U.S. Army tactical vehicles. This evaluation quantifies the required time and expense of each processing segment for refurbishing two different vehicles and provides the respective totals. This evaluation was performed with calculations using deterministic (fixed or averaged) input. Specialized process-modeling software is generally amenable to both deterministic or stochastic (allows for probability distributions) input. The effects of overhead rate and a solvent waste stream are considered. A cost-sensitivity analysis is included.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: August 1, 2007